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Trichocereus pachanoi ‘Ichma’ (cactus)


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Trichocereus pachanoi is a South American cactus species used traditionally for divining purposes. Named after Professor Aberlardo Pachano who travelled with Dr. Rose, the original western collector, in 1918 (Trout, 2005). An upright species to 6 metres tall. Also an excellent grafting stock.

Ichma is a special genetic release from Lima, Peru. The Ichma or Yschma culture was a pre-Incan indigenous culture, located south of Lima, Peru in the Lurin valley; it later spread north into the Rimac valley. The Ichma culture was formed around 1100AD following the breakup of the Wari Empire. It lasted until around 1440 when they were absorbed into the Incan Empire. A classic example of Trichocereus pachanoi with tall erect stems, branching habit and a blue (glaucous) epidermis.

Care and Cultivation of Trichocereus pachanoi

Trichocereus cacti are native to regions of Ecuador, Peru and into Bolivia. Other species have a more southern distribution, several as far as Argentina. They dislike high humidity and tend to grow best in the more southern areas of Australia, the best specimens are in Victoria and South Australia. They also do very well in arid and subtropical situations. Use a soil mix like you would for a normal garden plant, with added inorganic material like pumice, gravel, sand or zeolite. We top dress with 5-7mm gravel. Regular applications of fertiliser and dolomite lime keep growth strong. Water when dry or more frequently, they are pretty adaptable! They can be planted into a well drained part of the garden in full to part sun.

1 cactus seedling (70-150mm tall)

4 reviews for Trichocereus pachanoi ‘Ichma’ (cactus)

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    Got a nice little seedling of this genetic release. Mother plant pics look amazing, like the very short spined Pachanoi clones ‘Ogunbodede’ and ‘Lima Flowers Market’. Hopefully the offspring resemble their mother once mature. Thanks Darren!

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    Brilliant little T.pachanoi going very well. Herbalistics is the best

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    Update: Seedling is growing well a few months on, looking forward to cutting it up and grafting. I’ve noticed something with the listing though, that maybe you can clarify Darren;
    Looks like the pictures for this listing have been cut and pasted from Patrick Noll’s website.
    Scroll about three quarters down the page to see identical pictures.

    Is this listing legit Darren? as in, are the pictures the mother plant that produced the seed?
    Pictures are from Parque de las Leyendas (Park of the Legends – the Peruvian zoo), but you also have another listing for Parque de las Leyendas Pachanoi seeds. I realise multiple different trichos are the zoo. Are the pictures in either of those two listings actual pictures of the mother plant that produced the seed? Or just examples of plants that grow in the park? Does Ichma Pachanoi come from Parque de las Leyendas? I ask because your Ichma description mentions nothing of the park despite the pictures being from the park. Big price difference between the two listings also?

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      Hi Kate,

      yes the listing is legit. I sought clarification from the seed supplier, Chavin Herbalists. The pictures are from Chavin Herbalists, they allow us to use their pictures. However it has been hard to track down the exact parent photo as they had them unlabelled 🙂 Hoping to rectify this is the future.

      Each year they had different seed releases. Initially they released the Parque de las Leyendas as one lot of seeds. The following year with help from an employee at the zoo they were able to collect multiple fruit from different cacti and they gave these indigenous names like Ichama, Munay, etc.

      Price represents how many I have of each seedling; I have minimal of some compared to others.

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    ^ No dramas, thanks for clearing that up.

    Impressive regional seedlings this year D, I look forward to making another purchase soon. You’re doing gods work mate – keep at it.

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